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In Memory of Marvin Benson Sr.


March 19, 1931 - July 31, 2020

Marvin Edward Benson, Sr., 89, of Turtle Lake died Friday, July 31, 2020 at home with family by his side. He was born March 19, 1931 in Cumberland to Harold and Thelma Benson. He joined the US Air Force and served several years stateside. He met and married Janice Foust and they had 5 children and later divorced. Marv worked for 3M for eight years. He married Shirley Lindemann and their union was blessed with 4 children. Shirley died in 1983, and he later married Patricia (Breen) Johnson.

He is survived by his children: Jachlene (Dick) Spanjer, Bob (Cindy) Benson, Carol (Michael) Peterson, Julie (Peter) Zappa, Dianna (Keith) King, Ken (Barbara) Benson, Marvin, Jr. (Kimberli) Benson; son-in-law, James Cosgrove, Sr.; grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded by his wives: Jan, Shirley and Patricia; son Steve, daughter, Rita; 5 siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Skinner Funeral Home - Turtle Lake with Hospice Pastor Chaplin T. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Military honors were accorded by Donalds-Hylkema Post #137 American Legion of Turtle LakeVisitation will be from from 4-7 on Friday and for 1 hour prior to the service.

Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland/ Turtle Lake is serving the family.


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